Surrounded by parkland and popular park amenities, Norwood Local Park is a popular spot to play in Bethesda! This park features two playgrounds, five tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, two softball fields, a soccer/football overlay field, a soccer overlay field, and two park activity buildings. One activity building is available to rent for birthday parties, meetings, and special events. The other building is currently leased by the Norwood Daycare. M-NCPPC acquired the park in 1937. This park is maintained without the use of pesticides.
While you’re here, enjoy a Picnic in the Park and bring your favorite foods to you!
1. Find the designated signs
2. Take a photo of the QR code to show available restaurants
3. Place your order with the restaurant
4. Voila! Food delivered right to you in the park!
Each park comes with a designated delivery zone, along with multiple picnic areas that are physically distanced. View the Picnic in the Park map here
The Norwood/Bethesda Chevy Chase Park Activity Building is a unique location for birthday parties, showers, graduation parties, meetings, and other events. Featuring a kitchen and restrooms, the building is centrally located near playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, permitted ballfields, and a picnic area.
45 Max (Standing room only)
Daily year round, 4-hour minimum time-blocks
Setup/Cleanup must occur within the 4-hour rental (extra time is not provided).
To tour this Park Activity Building before renting, contact the Park Permits Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to acquire your access and alarm codes to the building.
NEW! Reserve facilities and register for classes offered by Montgomery Parks & Montgomery County Recreation through www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.org.
Beginning immediately, you can, register for classes, check facility availability and reserve availability facilities offered by Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Recreation using ONE convenient system. Visit www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.org to learn more.
Reservations are accepted up to six months in advance for rentals:
Permit Office: 301-495-2525
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All Permit Holders must follow M-NCPPC rules and regulations as well as the specific Guidelines and Conditions of Use as stated on the facility permit. Also, visit with our knowledgeable Permits staff on how to best accommodate and plan your event.